Let me first begin by explaining what chakras are for those that don’t already know. People connected to their spirituality believe that we have 7 main chakras in our body – root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown – which are wheel-like centers of energy that connect our spiritual body to our physical one. It is believed that in order for us to have good health – physical or mental – all our chakras need to be aligned.
The root chakra is located around our pelvic area. The sacral chakra is below our belly button. The solar plexus is situated around the stomach area. The heart chakra is located, surprise surprise, near our hearts. The throat chakra, in our throats. The third eye chakra is found in between our eyes. And lastly, our crown chakra is at the top of our heads.
Having the understanding of what chakras are, we now move on to what chakra meditation is and how it is done. Chakra meditation is the process of working to open chakras within us that may be blocked. Once you are aware of which of your chakras might be blocked, you can do chakra meditation to purify and rebalance them.
These are the steps you can follow to do chakra meditation:
Find a quiet space
As typical for most meditations, the first step is to find a quiet space where you are not going to get interrupted for at least half an hour. Sit in a position comfortable for you, holding your posture – without stress – let your hands rest on your knees, and pay attention to your breathing.
Visualize each chakra
In this next step, you need to visualize each of your chakras, starting from the root chakra, making your way up. While visualizing each chakra, make sure to picture the energy flowing in and out of that chakra. Meanwhile, make sure you give each chakra several minutes before moving on to the next. For those of you more familiar with the chakras, you can implement in this step the color association of each chakra once you reach each of them.
The colors of the chakras are the same as those of the rainbow:
- root – red
- sacral – orange
- solar – yellow
- heart – green
- throat – blue
- third-eye – indigo
- crown – violet
When reaching the crown chakra, clearly picture positive energy flowing through your entire body, covering all the chakras.
While this meditation has few steps, it is not as easy as it might seem. Keeping track of the chakras can be complicated from the get-go, especially if you start associating them with their respective colors. With experience, however, the meditation gets easier and you are able to find the chakras that need more focus more naturally.